Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quick Update

Well, my brace isn't quiet as ugly as that picture I showed you. Going to have to wear it 8 weeks. Until then, I'm to work on movement not strength.  Strength PT comes after the brace is removed. Had somewhere around 30 staples on the incision.  And that wasn't 4" the incision is closer to 6".

Not sure how long it will be until I can stitch. Guessing at least a few more weeks. But, this not having to cook, folding laundry, cleaning, and dishes is working for me. Not sure hubby would agree. teehee....

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Oopsy...leads to Ouchy

Let's start this post off with good news...I finished both quilts before the first OSU game.  Let me tell you...that is one warm quilt. I won't show the smaller quilt as DD has been known to lurk on this here blog.

As I've told Mary Jane, no good deed goes unpunished.  And also, we all know I tend to be an overachiever.  On the 2nd, I journeyed to the store to gather provisions for Logan's birthday dinner. Wish we had decided to eat out. I saw someone crash their scooter and I stopped to help. I stepped back on an uneven sidewalk catching my foot. My bad knee had been acting up all day and I tried to protect it as I fell. DON'T DO THIS. TUCK AND ROLL. I landed on my right hand. There is no memory as to how I ended back up on my feet. But, I knew I had broken my arm. A call to 911, an ambulance ride, xrays, manipulation, lots of pain meds, long holiday weekend, ortho appt, and bad news. Not only had I dislocated my elbow, I had shattered the radial head. In doing so, I guaranteed surgery and a new titanium implant.

Here's an ugly xray. Lots o'pain when it was taken.

Surgery is next week, two weeks more in a splint, stitches out, and then this ugly a** brace for at least 6 weeks. I hope to be able to help with Thanksgiving dinner. lol

So, you all stitch your little hearts out and make me proud. I'll be sitting in my chair playing Township. Stupid addictive game....